Cognitive and executive functions begin developing during very early childhood and are affected by a young child’s environment and everyday interactions. The healthy development of skills associated with cognition and executive functioning are thought to be among the most important for a child’s success later in life. The cognitive area of development describes how a child acquires knowledge, thinks and learns about his or her environment. Executive functioning refers to how children regulate their behavior, attention, persistence, problem-solving, memory, organization and planning skills.
Here you will find resources, such as archived webinars, articles and chapters, handouts, audio/video clips, and websites with information related to supporting the development of cognition and executive functioning in infants and toddlers.